Howard’s Folly Sonhador Branco 2019 has lovely complex aromas of citrus fruit, lychees, and a hint of toast. With a richly structured palate and a creamy texture, a good fruit depth, with fresh acidity which gives balance adding to a long finish. Partial barrel ageing in new French oak barrels giving enhanced complexity.
Produced in Portalegre to the northeast of the Alentejo on the granite foothills of the São Mamede mountains, where cooler temperatures, along with many old vines, the Howard’s Folly Sonhador Branco 2019 shows great complexity and freshness. Howard’s Folly is a small producer of wine from the Alentejo region of Portugal. The winemaker, David Baverstock, is an Australian by nationality but long time Portuguese resident who is credited with revolutionizing the Portuguese wine industry by introducing new world techniques to old-world material. He has won the Portuguese Red Wine Trophy at both the 1999 and 2002 International Wine Challenges, as well as winemaker of the year (Portugal) 1999, the first non-Portuguese Winemaker to do so. He is the head winemaker for the world-famous Herdade do Esporão.
The first Urban Winery in Portugal! Based in the beautiful and historic town of Estremoz, Howard’s Folly have converted a heritage building into a state-of-the-art winery. They use smaller tanks to take advantage of higher fruit quality and keep wine batches separate so that they can make more reserve, varietal and super-premium wines. Produced in Portalegre to the northeast of the Alentejo on the granite foothills of the São Mamede mountains, where cooler temperatures, along with many old vines, gives complexity and freshness. Bunch sorted prior to destemming and crushing. 48hr cold settling.15% of the blend fermented and in new French oak barrels (500 L).